There is a great debate over whether cancer is a “gift” or not.
Shortly after being diagnosed with aggressive Her2+ ER+ Breast Cancer two and a half years ago, the unwanted guest in my breast I call Bertha, metastasized to my lungs. Despite being now NED (no evidence of disease) the professionals tell me I will be in treatment for the rest of my (lusciously long, happy life).
Thursday night I had the honor of serving as a judge with four other amazing breast cancer survivors at the first annual Bravissimo! Bra Art Competition and Handbag Auction benefiting the Montgomery County, Texas Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
As difficult, frustrating, and at times down-right infuriating these past two and a half years have been, there has also been happiness, love, and much for which to be grateful.
I choose to feel blessed.
Photo Credit: HelloWoodlands. View more images from Bravissimo! Bra Art Competition and Handbag Auction: